In 2022, we introduced our Fine Art Shop Line, specifically designed to allow fine art shops to provide a comprehensive range of gilding products in the ideal quantities for a target customer base of students, hobbyists, and professionals.

This product line has been developed to be clear and simple. Each gilding phase is distinguished by a specific color to enhance the understanding of various techniques. Each color encompasses a comprehensive range of products for the specific phase it represents: water gilding, oil gilding, gilding, finishing, sealing.

The line also includes a dedicated display unit that helps retailers showcase the products in an organized and appealing manner. Each display unit comes with a color chart to showcase the various imitation metal colorings and brochures to be given to end users, allowing them to delve deeper into the world of gilding. Upon request, window panels and window stickers can also be obtained for an even more more engaging presentation.

Gilding

Gold leaf Fine Arts Line

The Giusto Manetti Battiloro range has been enriched with a new range for retail and distribution in the world of gilding. These are boxes containing a single booklet of 5 or 25 leaves, in 9 different genuine gold colours.

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Gold leaf Fine Arts Line

Kit - Gilding a frame

Intended for hobbyists, beginners and students, the first starter kit for gilding a frame with genuine 24 kt gold leaf is designed for those who want to easily learn this fascinating and centuries-old decorative art. To complete the kit, a detailed guide that explains each phase and step of gilding.

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Kit - Gilding a frame

Imitation leaf 14 x 14 cm fine art shop line

14 x 14 cm imitation leaves packaged in a single envelope of 25 leaves available in loose or trasnfer format. The respective barcode and the color of the leaf contained inside is represented on the external packaging. All packages are carefully sealed in order to protect the leaf from tarnishing.

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Imitation leaf 14 x 14 cm fine art shop line

Imitation leaf 16 x 16 cm fine art shop line

Reams of 100 or 500 imitation leaves in 16x16 cm size and in loose format packaged in individual envelope. The respective barcode and the color of the leaf contained inside is represented on the external packaging. All packages are carefully sealed in order to protect the leaf from tarnishing.

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Imitation leaf 16 x 16 cm fine art shop line

Fine art shop display

Specially designed for positioning on the counter, in the display case or in a dedicated corner, the display unit allows for a simple and orderly arrangement of Giusto Manetti Battiloro's gilding products, thus facilitating their understanding by the customer and consequently facilitating their purchase.

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Fine art shop display

Water Gilding

Gypsum for gilders

Powder gypsum for the preparation of base materials for gouache gilding (priming).

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Gypsum for gilders

Rabbit skin glue

Glue in flakes of animal origin used as base element for the preparation of various gilding products including glue for the gouache technique.

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Rabbit skin glue

Italian bole

Bole is a specific type of clay used as a base for gold leaf in the water gilding technique. It is applied to the surface to be gilded which has previously been prepared with gesso. Bole allows the leaf to adhere to the surface over time and helps achieve a brighter finish to the gold in the burnishing phase.

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Italian bole

Clay bole

Clay base for water gilding on wooden supports suitably prepared with clay (priming). Recommended for use on prestigious objects.

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Clay bole

Ready acrylic bole

The ready-made acrylic bolo is already prepared and ready to use, making it accessible even to beginners and hobbyists.

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Ready acrylic bole

Bole polish brush

It is indicated for control and precision during the bole burnishing phase. It is used after applying the last coat of bole, with delicate circular movement, so as to obtain an even more brilliant final gilding effect.

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Bole polish brush

Oil Gilding

Water-based size

Suitable for interior gilding on wood, clay and stucco.Gilding glue for interiors on wood, clay and stucco.

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Water-based size

Yellow water-based size

Gilding glue for interiors on wood, clay and stucco. Unlike the traditional water-based size, it allows to obtain a slightly yellower substrate.

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Yellow water-based size

Wunda size

Gilding glue for interiors on wood, clay and stucco.

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Wunda size

Alcohol-based size

Gilding glue for interiors on metal, glass or plastic.

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Alcohol-based size

Oil-based size

Gilding glue for wood, metal, glass or plastic surfaces (both indoor and outdoor).

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Oil-based size

Finishing

Mecca paint

Ready-to-use varnish for giving a gold tone to silver leaf decorations.

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Mecca paint

Colourless mecca paint

Ready-to-use colorless varnish that gives a natural finish to gilding. It also has a slight protective effect against the signs of aging.

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Colourless mecca paint

Bitumen

Bitumen is a ready-to-use mixture suitable for patination and gilt surface ageing.

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Bitumen

Water-based liquid bitumen

Water-based liquid bitumen is a ready-to-use mixture suitable for the patination and ageing of gilded surfaces. Not being flammable it can also be shipped by air.

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Water-based liquid bitumen

Bituminous wax

It is a very popular finish for the antique effect it can give to gilded surfaces.

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Bituminous wax

Sealing

TN shellac in solution

Shellac in ready-to-use solution recommended to give shine and light protection to gilding, both precious metal and imitation. Once dry it gives a warm tone to the surface, a grade browner compared with dewaxed shellac.

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TN shellac in solution

TN shellac in flakes

Shellac is used both to insulate porous surfaces prior to size application and to polish and subtly protect finished gold leaf. Once dry it enhances surface warmth subtly.

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TN shellac in flakes

Dewaxed shellac in solution

Shellac in ready-to-use solution recommended to subtly protect and polish leaf gilding, both precious metal and imitation. Once dry it enhances surface warmth subtly.

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Dewaxed shellac in solution

Dewaxed shellac in flakes

Shellac is used both to insulate porous surfaces prior to size application and to polish and subtly protect finished gold leaf. As compared to ordinary shellac, dewaxed shellac produces a more transparent and virtually colourless result once applied and dried.

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Dewaxed shellac in flakes

Synthetic protection

Synthetic protection is a glossy protective varnish used to protect gold and silver leaf and as an anti-oxidant for silver.

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Synthetic protection

Tools

Gilding cushion

Cushion with a leather outer layer for leaf cutting prior to application.

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Gilding cushion

Gilding knife

Metal knife to section leaves into smaller parts prior to application.

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Gilding knife

Gilder’s tip

Gilder’s tip in animal fur for gold and other precious metal leaf transfer.

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Gilder’s tip

Cloth

Fabric cloth for dabbing the decal leaf. Size: 17 x 12 cm

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Cloth

Round synthetic squirrel hair gilder’s mop

In synthetic hair with a round shape, it replicates the characteristics of natural fur in an almost identical way.

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Round synthetic squirrel hair gilder’s mop

Flat synthetic vaio hair bowler

This tool is available in various sizes and is designed to help the leaf to adhere to the support, especially where cavities are present on the gilding surface.

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Flat synthetic vaio hair bowler

Round squirrel hair brush (glass gilding)

Thin brush for a uniform application of the size, recommended for applications on glass. Ferrule width: 40 mm

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Round squirrel hair brush (glass gilding)

Synthetic squirrel hair brush (Kolinsky sable synthetic brush)

Synthetic squirrel hair brush (Kolinsky sable synthetic brush) for an even application of the size, recommended for smooth and compact surfaces.

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Synthetic squirrel hair brush (Kolinsky sable synthetic brush)

Brush in "Perla" synthetic bristle

Synthetic bristle brush for applying the size on smooth and compact surfaces.

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Brush in

"Botticelli" range of brushes

Botticelli is a round threading brush with extra long tip in Teijin synthetic bristle and short handle, recommended for panel iconography.

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"Vasari" Range of brushes

Vasari is a round brush with a flat tip in synthetic kazan squirrel bristle and a short handle, recommended for panel iconography.

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"Pontormo" range of brushes

Pontormo is a flat brush in synthetic kazan squirrel bristle and short handle, recommended for iconography on wood panel.

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"Masaccio" range of brushes

Masaccio is a round brushes with a short tip in synthetic Teijin bristle and short handle, recommended for retouching, detailing, and iconography on wood panel.

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"Cimabue" Range of brushes

Cimabue is a round brush with a long tip in synthetic Teijin bristle and short handle, recommended for retouching and detailing and for panel iconography.

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"Donatello" range of brushes

Donatello is a short flat-tip brush in extra natural bristle and with a long handle, recommended for fresco iconography.

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"Michelangelo" Range of brushes

Michelangelo is a short flat-tip brushes in extra natural bristle and with a long handle, recommended for fresco iconography.

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"Brunelleschi" Range of Brushes

Brunelleschi is a round-tipped brush in extra ox bristle and with a long handle, recommended for bole application.

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Vegan brush soap

The soap formulation not only preserves the bristles, but also ensures thorough cleaning of the brushes. The aluminium box and the silicone pad in the cap make this product the perfect choice for quick and effective cleaning under any circumstances. Packaging: 30 gr

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Vegan brush soap

Burnisher

Wooden tool with a polished agate stone tip designed for the polishing of gilding done with the gouache technique.

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Burnisher

Bole polish brush

It is indicated for control and precision during the bole burnishing phase. It is used after applying the last coat of bole, with delicate circular movement, so as to obtain an even more brilliant final gilding effect.

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Bole polish brush